Saturday May 21, 2022

How to pack well for a house move

If you’ve got important items to pack, it is definitely worth taking the time to ensure you use the right materials and have your goods securely packaged for transit. Follow these simple packing tips to make sure your boxes reach their destination as perfect as when you packed it:

Beware of overloading – it’s easy to do if you try to pack very large or heavy items. Think about who will be handling the items. Most companies will have a weight limit for individual boxes so you should check this out first. The lighter each box is, the easier it can be transported with less chance of being handled badly or dropped by accident. Larger boxes will also benefit from a strong fabric tape being used to seal it instead of standard brown box tape.

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Stay even – trying to balance weight evenly in your boxes. If the weight is uneven, there are more chances of instability and damage to your box.

Allow space – you will need to allow two inches of packing around each item if it is fragile or delicate. Newspaper or shredded paper are not always effective, it is far better to use polystyrene or bubble wrap.

Big boxes – Make sure you use a box big enough, ideally slightly larger than you need. This means you can use a lot of internal packaging for securing your belongings in place. Check with your removals company to see what they can offer or recommend. For Essex Removal companies, visit a site like

Safe – Ideally you want to some movement to take place inside the box. This is the biggest reason why the goods are damaged in transit so do not skimp on the internal packaging.

Cardboard protection – Another good tip is to place a piece of cardboard under the seal of each box. This means that the contents will not be under the risk of damage if the box is opened with a knife when unpacking.

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Label- always write clearly on the box itself, what’s inside and the room it is destined for. This will make your life much easier when you’ve just arrived and have the huge task of unpacking ahead of you.

Be prepared – start packing as soon as you know you are moving. You can start with items you don’t use often or seasonal things that won’t be required for a few months. There will always be a last-minute rush, so getting a head start will pay dividends as moving day approaches.

Box clever – while there is no problem with using old boxes, as long as they are structurally sound, make sure anything you use is strong enough to hold its contents securely and safely.

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